Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) Treatment


How is ARFID treated?

At Eating Recovery Center, treatment for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) begins with a comprehensive assessment to determine the type of eating disorder and other core issues. Medical stabilization, psychiatric stabilization, nutritional rehabilitation and weight restoration (when appropriate) are all provided.

The treatment approach at ERC is unique for each individual. Treatment addresses and includes the following:

  • The patient's developmental history and stage of development

  • Internal and external motivators as well as goals and values

  • Family dynamics & family involvement

  • Multidisciplinary treatment team alignment

  • Seamless treatment team communication

  • Collaboration with referring providers

A key component of ARFID treatment at ERC is continuous education of patients and parents alike about the patient's diagnosis, interventions, treatment expectations and treatment goals. We support the patient and family members from assessment to discharge and beyond.

Specialized treatment for ARFID gives you the best chance for recovery

Dealing with ARFID is scary, especially if it’s your child that’s suffering. Fortunately, there is hope for recovery and a life free of this eating disorder. Please call us at 877-825-8584 so we can discuss the symptoms you are observing and discuss your treatment options.

Eating Recovery Center is the nation's only health care system dedicated to the treatment of ARFID at all levels of care, including inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization treatment and intensive outpatient treatment.

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Eating Recovery Center is accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

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